The Best Ways to Spend the Day at Balboa Beach Pier

Spring is in full swing at Balboa Beach Pier! Newport Beach is one of the hottest spots in California and we’re here to tell you all of the great things you can do on and around Balboa Island. This spot is a must-see for anyone on the west coast. It’s perfect for families, surfers, and those seeking a relaxing day at the beach. No matter how you like to spend your time at the beach, you’re covered! 

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What to Bring to Balboa Beach Pier

Anyone who has spent time at the beach knows you need to come prepared. You’ll want to bring hats, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and of course, money to spend on all the great activities you want to do, especially small bills for the Ferris wheel and any rides at the Fun Zone. Be sure to pack a beach bag to carry your items. The good news? You likely won’t need an umbrella! 

Family Activities 

Balboa Fun Zone is the best choice for family fun near Balboa Beach Pier. Take a ride on the Ferris wheel, play in the arcade, or tour the Balboa Island Museum. Several other rides and attractions are also available for the kids. The Fun Zone also hosts several events throughout the year depending on when you plan your stay!  

Where to Eat 

Wilma’s Patio is the slice of paradise you’re looking for. For more than 33 years, Wilma’s Patio has been a centerpiece of Newport Beach. You can sample American, Mexican, and comfort foods at Wilma’s. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner for affordable prices, a wide array of food awaits you on the patio for you and your family! 

Sugar ‘N Spice has been around since 1945. We would be remiss to acknowledge a Balboa Island staple. Here you can find the infamous Balboa Bars, ice cream, and original frozen bananas that many have tried to duplicate. It’s hot on the beach, so this place is a go-to for anyone! 

Where to Shop 

Marine Avenue is where you want to be! This little strip houses more than 40 boutiques and local businesses. A little something for everyone can be found at places like Hershey’s Market, Olive Oil and Beyond, Tango Rose for clothing, and Our Gang’s General Store, which is great for the whole family. You can shop to your heart’s content! 

After a Long Day of Fun, Make Burr White Your Rental Home Choice

Now that you’ve spent the day at Balboa Beach Pier, check out our bucket list for any time of the year and the best places to watch the Newport Beach sunsets! 

With all the fun at your fingertips, make Burr White Realty your vacation rental home destination. Burr White offers many vacation properties in Newport Beach. Each home has its own flair and views, from oceanside, oceanfront, and many more to accommodate any size and budget. Let more than 10 years of experience guide your perfect stay this year!

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